Park Board Minutes

June 15, 2015

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on June 15, 2015.


Park Board Chair Norman Teigen called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm. 


Present were Park Board members:  Norman Teigen, Caroline Rinker, Reed Yngve and Abbey Bryduck.  Bob Hatlestad was absent.  Also present was staff liaison Steve Stadler.     


Minutes for the April 20, 2015 Park Board Meeting:

Caroline Rinker made a motion, seconded by Norman Teigen to approve the April 20 minutes.  The motion passed with a 4-0 vote.          


  1. Park Board Action Items & Updates

Review & discuss presentation information for the June 18 Open House.  The proposed display boards were briefly discussed – no changes requested. 

Review Oakes Park warming house & picnic shelter design options.  The options were discussed and it was a consensus that option 2 with the overhang seating area was preferred.  

Interlachen Warming House addition project – Stadler informed the Board on the current status – being reviewed by Hopkins Inspections Division. 

Cottageville Park Update.  Stadler provided a project update – the project construction is on-schedule. 

  1.  Warming House staffing proposals

Stadler presented a City of Minnetonka report on staffing levels, skating attendance and costs of the staffing options.  After significant discussion, the Board preferred to go to a full staffing with 10pm closing on Friday and Saturday nights.  It was mentioned that the recent city-wide survey showed srong support for neighborhood skating rinks.  
Caroline Rinker made a motion, seconded by Abbey Bryduck to go to full staffing for the warming houses this next skating season, with the aforementioned 10 pm Friday & Saturday night closings.    

  1. Park Area Assignment Report –
  • Abbey Bryduck:      Hilltop Park, Shady Oak Beach, Shady Oak Nature Area, Minnehaha Creek Preserve - Abbey asked about a flag replacement schedule and a baby changing station at Shady Oak Beach.  Stadler will check on these items and provide an answer.   
  • Bob Hatlestad: Cottageville Park, Oakes Park, Maetzold Field, Hiawatha Oaks - absent
  • Caroline Rinker: Interlachen Park, Burnes Park, Harley Hopkins Park – NTR
  • Norman Teigen: Buffer Park, Park Valley Playground, Valley Park – NTR  
  • Reed Yngve: Downtown Park, Elmo Park, Central Park – Reed mentioned that the Downtown Park is a beautiful park as an entertainment venue.   


The next regular Park Board Meeting is 6:30 pm on July 20, 2015. 


Abbey Bryduck moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Reed Yngve.  The motion passed 4-0.  The meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

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